Alex Eala improves WTA ranking ahead of $25,000 tournament

Published February 22, 2021, 12:56 PM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Alex Eala
Alex Eala

Teen star Alex Eala continues to rise in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour singles rankings with a new career-high placing.

In Monday’s rankings release, the 15-year-old PH bet jumped 140 notches to No. 763 due to her impressive quarterfinals finishes in the third leg of the $15,000 Manacor event in Spain two weeks ago and the $25,000 Grenoble tournament in France a week back.

She was previously ranked No. 903 and was able to earn main draw berths as a junior reserve in Manacor and as a junior exempt in Grenoble.

Her performance in France was more notable as it was only her second time to compete in a $25,000 event since started playing in the pros last year.

A scholar of the Rafa Nadal Academy for the past years, Eala is scheduled to compete in another $25,000 tournament in Manacor on March 1 where she gained a main draw spot as a junior exempt.

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Eala said in earlier interviews that she wants to concentrate on competing in the women’s circuit to further challenge herself against more experienced opponents.